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Don’t Tax Tuesday: Credit Unions Take Tax Status Fight Online

The credit union tax status fight is going on right now—and it's time to act. Credit unions in Missouri—and nationwide—are encouraged to participate in the Don’t Tax Tuesday event on July 23. This online advocacy day will demonstrate the unity of the 96 million credit union voices in advance of the July 26 deadline for U.S. Senators to submit their suggestions for comprehensive tax reform.

What can credit unions do? In addition to posting from the credit union's official Facebook and Twitter accounts, ask staff, volunteers, members and any other credit union advocates to take their messages online on July 23.

Facebook

Images to share on Facebook can be accessed here. Remember to log into the CUNA website to access this toolkit. Examples of Don’t Tax My Credit Union statuses include the following:

  • It's time to take action! Tell Congress ‪#‎donttaxmycu. - http://bit.ly/16DAqH3
  • Banks are trying to get not-for-profit credit unions' tax-exempt status revoked but it will hurt a lot of us—members, employees & communities alike. Help us tell Congress ‪#‎DontTaxMyCU!
  • Thanks to our members for taking action and being a part of the ‪#‎DontTaxMyCU movement. Find out more here: http://www.donttaxmycreditunion.org/
  • Share this post if you support financial choice for Americans! A tax on credit unions is a tax on 96 million credit union members {including you}!‪ #‎DontTaxMyCU Learn how you can show your support here:http://bit.ly/11vFl47.

Twitter

When tweeting on Tuesday, please remember to use the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU. Below are a few examples of Don’t Tax My Credit Union tweets.

  • RT if you are 1 of the 96 million ‪#‎creditunion members to tell Congress ‪#‎DontTaxMyCU
  • Credit unions are vital to our community. Don't let banks take that away! #DontTaxMyCU.
  • Have you contacted Congress yet? Join us in the fight to keep your benefits as a member! #DontTaxMyCU http://bit.ly/17D3ldT
  • Without a not-for-profit designation, you could lose a key advocate for your financial freedom. #DontTaxMyCU http://ow.ly/mTR8z

Contacting Senators & Representatives

Credit union advocates can go one step further and tweet directly to their Representatives and Senators. The Twitter handles Missouri Senators and Representatives are listed below. To do this, simply start the tweet with the desired Twitter handle. For example: @clairecmc Credit unions are vital to our community! #DontTaxMyCU 

  • Sen. Claire McCaskill: @clairecmc
  • Sen. Roy Blunt: @RoyBlunt
  • Rep. Lacy Clay: @LacyClayMO1
  • Rep.Ann Wagner: @RepAnnWagner
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler: @RepHartzler
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: @repcleaver
  • Rep. Sam Graves: @SmallBizGOP
  • ​Rep. Billy Long: @auctnr1
  • Rep Jason Smith: @RepJasonSmith

For a full list of lawmakers' social media accounts, click here.

Please remember to be respectful when tweeting to your Senator or Representative. Don't Tax Tuesday is about promoting the positive impact of credit unions.

Update on contacts:

In just seven days, credit unions in Missouri made 1,800 contacts via email and phone to Missouri's U.S. Senators and Representatives. Keep up the momentum and take part in "Don't Tax Tuesday" so members of Congress hear, loud and clear, “Don’t Tax My Credit Union.”

Please contact Amy McLard with any questions via email or 314.542.1370.